Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award

Dr. Cliff Ho
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories


Dr. Clifford K. Ho is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where he has worked since 1993 on problems involving water treatment and distribution, concentrating solar power, heat- and mass-transfer processes in porous media, probabilistic performance assessments for nuclear waste management and environmental remediation, and the development of microchemical sensor systems for environmental monitoring.  

Dr. Ho has authored or co-authored over 130 scientific peer-reviewed papers, including 4 patents, over a dozen technical advances, and several book chapters.  He is an author and co-editor of the books, ¡°Gas Transport in Porous Media¡± (published by Springer) and ¡°Yucca Mountain Project¡± (published by Elsevier).  Dr. Ho has served as guest editor for the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, and he serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal Sensors, where he published the special issue on Sensors for Environmental Monitoring.  Dr. Ho has also served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics, Engineering Analysis, and Hydrogeology.  He received an Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. 

Dr. Ho has been a leader in numerous community services and activities.  He currently serves as the President of the Antelope Run Neighborhood Association, overseeing and initiating neighborhood and community activities for 139 homes. He served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Shandiin Child Development Center, where he was responsible for the fiscal and operational welfare of the daycare that served nearly 100 families annually.  He also served as the President and Vice-President of Education for an Albuquerque chapter of Toastmasters International.  Dr. Ho regularly volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Make a Difference Day, and Sandia¡¯s Science and Technology Outreach program.

Dr. Ho received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin¨CMadison in 1989, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1993.